Oh my God! In Chicago, we get bent out of joint because two supertall towers—the Chicago Spire and the Waterview Tower—are unfinished because of the real estate crash. But this section of Dubai, which is called Business Bay, is the crash on a whole different order of magnitude. Blair Kamin’s post on the Burj Khalifa […]
Blair Kamin reports that William Baker, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, became the first American to win the Fritz Leonhardt prize for structural engineering. In 2007, Wired ran an excellent profile of Baker that’s worth a read; he’s one of the great living engineers.